6100 Beltline Rd
Rockford , IL , 61109
United States
Illinois US
Travel Time

Chicago, IL: 1 hour 30 minutes
Milwaukee, WI: 1 hour 30 minutes

Event Overview

Awesome New Venue and Course

As high flying as the airport it’s built upon, Tough Mudder Chicago Presented by Merrell is one of our flattest and fastest North American courses.That means it’s easy, right? Wrong. What this course lacks in elevation it makes up for in multiple gauntlets of brand-spankin-new 2016 obstacles.

10 – 12 Miles, 20+ Obstacles

Diverse and dirty, this Windy City sidewinder of a course will take you through sprawling fields, vegetated woodlands and riverside trails.

Teams

CREATE A TEAM

Tough Mudder is a team challenge that focuses on camaraderie over course time, recruit your friends and family to join in on the fun. Click here for more information.

CREATE YOUR TEAM FUNDRAISING PAGE

Make your Tough Mudder experience even more memorable by running and raising for a cause. Fundraise for a charity of your choosing by SETTING UP A FUNDRAISING PAGE and sharing it with everyone you know today. We’ve also expanded our TOUGH MUDDER CHARITY FAMILY providing you the chance to run for free and raise for the cause of your choice.

CORPORATE TEAMS

CREATE YOUR CORPORATE TEAM

Redefine team building by getting out of the conference room and into the mud with Tough Mudder Corporate Team Packages. Bond your team in the most unconventionally awesome way possible.

Sign up your Corporate Team HERE.

Pricing

Event Essentials

Event Day - What To Bring

Preparation


Waivers

All participants and spectators must sign a waiver in order to gain entry to the event.
Save time: print and sign your waiver before arriving on site. Waivers will be posted in this page week before event weekend.

Day-of Event Registration

On-site participant registration will be based upon space available.

Start Times

If members of the same team are assigned to different start times, the entire team is permitted to join the latest start time assigned to a team member. Participants may not move to an earlier start time.
PLEASE NOTE: Wherever possible, participants have been assigned to the closest available start time to what they requested when registering for the event. However, due to demand, participants may find that they are not in the start group time they had requested. Please do not contact us requesting a time change.

What to Bring On Event Day


Tickets

Either print your EventBrite ticket(s) or download the EventBrite app to display your tickets on your phone when you arrive at check-in.

Signed Waiver

Print and sign your waiver before arriving on-site. This will speed up your check-in process.

Photo ID

A valid photo ID is required to verify your registration. Your ID must have your picture. You will not be allowed in without proper identification, defined as a government-issued ID with name, signature, photo and birth date such as a driver's license or passport. Don't leave your ID in the car – you'll have to go back and get it.

Cash

Bring a pocket full of cash for concessions, beer & merchandise. ATMs will be available in the base area, but we strongly recommend you bring cash with you - ATM service could be interrupted, leaving you sad and hungry.

Local Sponsors

Coming Soon...

What To Wear

Normal running shoes. Spikes or cleats are strictly prohibited.

Gloves and hat (if weather is cold).

Warm/dry clothing to change into after the event.

Costumes. Creativity. A sense of humor.

Sunscreen.

Optional: Hydration system filled with water, not beer.

Not optional: Please arrive fully hydrated and take advantage of water stations on course.

Hotels

We've been working with our hotel partners in Rockford, IL to provide rooms at special rates exclusively for Mudders and their supporters. When you book a room through one of our hotel partners, you'll get to stay with other Mudders, be closer to the action and turn an awesome event day into a full weekend experience. Check out the lodging deals HERE.

Parking

All attendees must purchase a parking pass to park on site at the event. Save time and money by purchasing your parking pass now. Quantities are limited.

General Parking - $15 online, $20 (cash only) onsite
Handicapped Parking - Also available close to Mudder Village. Ensure that handicapped pass is visible

Click here to purchase your Saturday parking pass.

Rental Cars

Don't have a car to get to your event? We've got you covered. Book through our partner, rentalcars.com, and you'll get a preferential Tough Mudder rate. You're welcome, Mudders.

Merchandise

Shop official Tough Mudder gear on site. We have a merch tent in Mudder Village full of everything you need. In the meantime, beat the crowds and shop online at the Tough Mudder Gear Shop

Spectators

Just like in a sports stadium, Tough Mudder spectators and fans energize our Mudders-- that’s why we offer discounted tickets for spectators who register before event day. Encourage Mudders as they muster the courage to run through 10,000 volts of electricity at Electroshock Therapy. Explore and enjoy our action-packed base area featuring music, refreshments, sponsor activations and exclusive Mudder Village obstacles for both participants and spectators to try out. This year, being a spectator at Tough Mudder is now nearly as exciting as running one.

FRUIT SHOOT MINI MUDDER

Every Tough Mudder course in the US, UK & Ireland will feature a Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder course, a one-mile kid-friendly challenge. Check out the 3 new obstacles making a debut in 2016 (similar to the ones their parents try to conquer on the Tough Mudder course!) Giveaways include Fruit Shoot drinks & tattoos.

Requirements
  • Kids must be 7-12 years old & at least 42 inches tall
  • Tickets & waivers must be purchased/signed on-site or online HERE.
  • Sneakers & Change of clothes are advised

Learn More >>

Event Day

Volunteers

Join our team of Tough Mudder Volunteers (MVPs) and create a life-changing experience for yourself and others. As an added bonus, all MVPs get a discount off a future Tough Mudder or Tough Mudder Half.

Waivers

All participants and spectators must sign a waiver in order to gain entry to the event.

Save time: print and sign your waiver before arriving on site. Waivers will be posted in this page week before event weekend.

Day-of Event Registration

On-site participant registration will be based upon space available on Saturday and Sunday.

Start Times

If members of the same team are assigned to different start times, the entire team is permitted to join the latest start time assigned to a team member. Participants may not move to an earlier start time.

PLEASE NOTE: Wherever possible, participants have been assigned to the closest available start time to what they requested when registering for the event. However, due to demand, participants may find that they are not in the start group time they had requested. Please do not contact us requesting a time change.

Local Sponsors

Learn more and request a visitor’s guide here

Mudder Village

Info Desk

Bag Drop

Entertainment

Merchandise

Refreshments

What to Bring

  • Ticket(s): Either print your EventBrite ticket(s) or download the EventBrite app to display your tickets on your mobile when you arrive at check-in.
  • Signed Waiver: Print and sign your waiver before arriving on-site. This will speed up your check-in process.
  • Photo ID: A valid, government-issued photo ID with name, signature, photo and birth date is mandatory to verify your registration. Think: driver’s license or passport.
  • Cash: Concessions, pints, merchandise and the like can all be purchased with cash. ATMs will be available in the base area, but we strongly encourage bringing currency with you. – ATM service could be interrupted, leaving you sad and hungry.

What to Wear

The Tough Mudder Gear Shop has all the sweet-looking, Mudder-ready gear you’ll need on event day. But for starters, check out this list of things you’ll want to bring with you:

  • Normal running shoes. Spikes or cleats are strictly prohibited.
  • Gloves and hat (if weather is cold).
  • Warm/dry clothing to change into after the event.
  • Costumes. Creativity. A sense of humor.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Optional: Hydration system filled with water, not beer.
  • Please arrive fully hydrated and take advantage of water stations on course.